Chemical Composition

The values quoted below are expressed as content per 100g of cured unprocessed dulse.

Species

Palmaria palmata

Calories
264
Fat
0.3 (g)
Protein
8 (g)
Xylans (Pentoses)
29 (g)
Total Carbohydrates
Negligible
Water
79(%)
Ash
15(g)
Potassium
7 (g)
Sodium
2 (g)
Magnesium
400 (mg)
Calcium
213 (mg)
Iron
33.1 (mg)
Iodine
10 (mg)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
8.99 (mg)
Vitamin C
6.34 (mg)
Zinc
2.86 (mg)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
1.91 (mg)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
1.89 (mg)
Manganese
1.14 (mg)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
73 (mg)
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
6.6 (mg)
Vitamin A
663 (I.U.)
Vitamin E
1.71 (I.U.)

g=grams, mg=milligrams and mg=micrograms

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